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Score 7.2 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Avamar

This software is well suited for companies that want to be very in control of their backups but need a simple tool. It could be convenient for them to just buy their own node, locate it in a different location, and set up the jobs for their machines to backup to the cloud with the specific plugins. However, it would not be convenient for companies looking to have a tool that needs to be secure and compliant, and that need to have different other options for business continuity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Availability Suite

I think Veeam Availability Suite is suited for all sized environments. When you have a large environment, you need to make sure Backup and Recovery has the appropriate resources so backups aren't bogged down. Do not try to install Veeam Availability Suite when your environment is short on computing and networking resources.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
Veeam Availability Suite
9.0
Universal recovery
Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
Veeam Availability Suite
8.7
Live recovery
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
Veeam Availability Suite
9.1
Recovery verification
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
Veeam Availability Suite
8.9
Business application protection
Dell EMC Avamar
8.7
Veeam Availability Suite
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
Dell EMC Avamar
8.2
Veeam Availability Suite
9.6
Incremental backup identification
Dell EMC Avamar
9.0
Veeam Availability Suite
9.0
Backup to the cloud
Dell EMC Avamar
8.5
Veeam Availability Suite
8.3
Deduplication and file compression
Dell EMC Avamar
9.2
Veeam Availability Suite
9.1
Snapshots
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
Veeam Availability Suite
9.1
Flexible deployment
Dell EMC Avamar
7.1
Veeam Availability Suite
9.2
Management dashboard
Dell EMC Avamar
7.0
Veeam Availability Suite
8.5
Platform support
Dell EMC Avamar
8.9
Veeam Availability Suite
9.4
Retention options
Dell EMC Avamar
9.4
Veeam Availability Suite
8.6
Encryption
Dell EMC Avamar
8.6
Veeam Availability Suite
8.9

Pros

Dell EMC Avamar

  • Avamar performs data deduplication on the remote host. This greatly reduces the amount of traffic that each backup requires. This even applies to the virtual environment through change block tracking. Backup times are reduced from hours to minutes.
  • The management interface makes it easy to configure and maintain data retention periods. Many times certain data must be kept for an extended period of time. There is a specific menu for managing retention periods.
  • The system is able to recover itself from a hard failure with virtually no loss of backups. There is a checkpoint taken each day that provides a recovery point in the event of a catastrophic failure. Since this is a node based system, the loss of more than one node could require a recovery be performed.
  • While another grid must be purchased, the replication utility allows all backups to be replicated to another grid at a remote location. This ensures the resilience of the backups in the event there is the loss of the primary data center.
  • Also works on HCI devices performing image-level backups as in our primary data center environment
  • There is also now an All-in-One appliance for smaller locations
Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Availability Suite

  • The scalability of the product allows for use in large and small environments with performance to match the needs of the location.
  • Simple to use web-based tools can be leveraged by various role based groups within the organization for the all too common requests for data restores and missing files.
  • Excellent reporting capabilities on what occurred during the backup windows in any given period of time; mostly used for daily backup and replication job status reports that results in less time being spent figuring out if backups worked last night, or not.
  • The VeeamONE component has a serious set of features that allow you to monitor and report on infrastructure health and performance.
  • Makes GFS retention policies easy to manage and automate, so that you stay within policy for backup retention.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dell EMC Avamar

  • The client interface has constant JAVA issues and can be slow and chunky. We have often had issues with current versions of JAVA breaking it so it will not even run.
  • The backup clients are split out for function. Although this makes them light, it also makes it cumbersome to upgrade clients. The naming scheme can also be confusing for the clients.
Tim Knarr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Availability Suite

  • Pricing of this product and ongoing support is a little expensive, but well worth the cost. It is reliable and solid, which is very important with backup and recovery. You cannot afford a product of this type to fail. You do get what you pay for!
  • Once in a great while, backup snapshots are not removed. It would be nice if Veeam could alert you that snapshots exist, whether they were created by Veeam backup or in vSphere. This would prompt you to go into vSphere and remove/resolve the snapshot issue and free up storage resources.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Avamar

Dell EMC Avamar 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I have been using the product for over five years. This has performed so well that with the current system reaching its End-of-Life with EMC next year, I have proposed replacing it with the latest version of the product. Now that it integrates with Data Domain, the cost has been greatly reduced. Instead of the need to purchase many nodes, one Data Domain can replace them creating a significant cost savings.
Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Availability Suite

Veeam Availability Suite 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Elegant tool. 99% of SLA and no need to worry about the data recovery as we can test and browse any time. You can restore everything at a granular level.
Pradeep Kabbur | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Dell EMC Avamar

Dell EMC Avamar 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The system overall is easy to monitor and see your backup/restore status. The user interface could use updating as it relies on Java and any updates to Java cause the interface to stop working need to be reinstalled
Brian Munn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Availability Suite

Veeam Availability Suite 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Cost effective. It supports wide range of environment. Simple and easy to install, set up and monitor.
Pradeep Kabbur | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Dell EMC Avamar

Dell EMC Avamar 8.8
Based on 4 answers
Support is very convincing, always eager to solve issues from the root rather than workaround, don't hesitate to take webex, describe the issues to the core and recommend configuration to avoid further issues. We can ask few questions other than the main issue. They don't hesitate to answer.
Ratnodeep Roy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Availability Suite

Veeam Availability Suite 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Veeam support is good and the Net Promoter Score of +70 says so. However, in many cases the problems come from the hypervisor side or generation of snapshots that do not depend on Veeam and can corrupt the backup data. In general, the Veeam support does a good follow-up until determining the root problem and proceeding with the necessary remediation.
Diego Gamez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Avamar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Availability Suite

Veeam Availability Suite 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Veeam setup is straight forward installation- we don't have to worry much.
Pradeep Kabbur | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dell EMC Avamar

Avamar has simplied the back up approach in their VE edition and is much easier to use than Data Protector. Backing up multiple VMs takes minutes instead of hours now. Creating policies, retentions, and schedules, is vastly improved and much easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Availability Suite

It is critical to keep standby copies of data both on and off-site for continuous protection and instant data recovery to any workload. High performance is reached by Veeam Availability Suite. High speed of recovery, Fast recovery of the necessary information in full accordance with requirements. Can work well with multi devices for backup, deduplication, and recovery.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell EMC Avamar

  • Avamar served our organization very well for many years. It was absolutely the best solution of its day.
  • We did the fork-lift upgrade twice to continue with Avamar. We could not continue to support this model of upgrades.
  • Our final decision to replace Avamar was when the nodes filled with meta-data while we had plenty of data domain space for backups.
  • We've spent too much engineer time babysitting the product.
Paul Lemmons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veeam Availability Suite

  • Veeam literally saved our bacon when we were hit with a ransomware attack by allowing us to painlessly restore VMs.
  • In order to meet our retention goals, we have had to invest in our backup infrastructure, such as purchasing additional disk shelves for our SAN.
  • The speed at which we are able to recover VMs and files helps reduce the cost of downtime.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC Avamar

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Veeam Availability Suite

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Avamar
7.5
Veeam Availability Suite
9.4

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Avamar
9.5
Veeam Availability Suite
9.0

Usability

Dell EMC Avamar
8.0
Veeam Availability Suite
9.0

Support Rating

Dell EMC Avamar
8.8
Veeam Availability Suite
9.1

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Avamar
Veeam Availability Suite
9.0

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